Theoretical performance of progressive addition lenses with poorly measured individual parameters



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Pascual, Eduardo and Gómez Pedrero, José Antonio and Alonso Fernández, José (2023) Theoretical performance of progressive addition lenses with poorly measured individual parameters. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 43 (2). pp. 244-253. ISSN 0275-5408

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Purpose: The aim of this paper was to present a theoretical study of how poorly measured individual parameters affect the optical performance of progressive addition lenses (PALs). Modern progressive lenses can be prescribed based on parameters such as vertex distance, pantoscopic and wrap angles. These parameters can be measured from the lens wearer using specific devices; however, not all of them can be measured with the same precision, and the impact of measurement errors on the lens performance is still unknown.
Methods: Data from 1900 patients were used to simulate the performance of four PAL designs with different degrees of complexity: perfect individual design, individual design with induced errors in the individual parameters, optimised design and conventional/basic design. For each patient and design, a quality metric was calculated to describe the optical performance of the lens.
Results: The design having the best performance was the perfect individual design, followed by the individual design with induced errors, the optimised design and finally the conventional/basic design.
Conclusions: Individual designs with measurement errors have better optical performance than lenses with less complexity, such as the optimised or conventional designs. This knowledge is useful for the eye care professional to make informed choices when dispensing these lenses.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Individual parameters; Progressive addition lenses; Visual acuity
Subjects:Medical sciences > Optics
Medical sciences > Optics > Contact lenses
Medical sciences > Optics > Optical materials
ID Code:76772
Deposited On:21 Feb 2023 19:05
Last Modified:22 Feb 2023 16:12

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